Jammu & Kashmir

Couple among 4 killed in cloudburst, lightning incidents in Kashmir

Lightning strike. [Photo: Wikimedia]

Srinagar: Four persons including a couple were killed in cloud burst and lightning strike incidents at two different locations in Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

A senior police officer told GNS that there was cloudburst incident at Bujbagh area of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this afternoon, resulting in the death of two persons namely Hilal Ahmed Hanji, 25, and his wife Rozia Jan, 25.

In a seperate incident, two persons died when lightning struck them at a high-altitude meadow land in Mujpathri area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

The deceased have been identified as Taja Begum, wife of Abdus Samad Chopan and Mohammad Sultan Chopan son-in-law of Ghulam Mohammad Chopan of Gurwaith Kalan.

They said that police have registered cases in connection with both incidents.

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